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New Perspectives on Type Identity: The Mental and the Physical (Hardback)

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ISBN 10: 1107000149 / ISBN 13: 9781107000148
Edité par CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2012
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Language: English . Brand New Book. The type identity theory, according to which types of mental state are identical to types of physical state, fell out of favour for some years but is now being considered with renewed interest. Many philosophers are critically re-examining the arguments which were marshalled against it, finding in the type identity theory both resources to strengthen a comprehensive, physicalistic metaphysics and a useful tool in understanding the relationship between developments in psychology and new results in neuroscience. This volume brings together leading philosophers of mind, whose essays challenge in new ways the standard objections to type identity theory, such as the multiple realizability objection and the modal argument. Other essays show how cognitive science and neuroscience are lending new support to type identity theory and still others provide, extend and improve traditional arguments concerning the theory s explanatory power. N° de réf. du libraire AAA9781107000148

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Titre : New Perspectives on Type Identity: The ...

Éditeur : CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2012

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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The type identity theory, according to which types of mental state are identical to types of physical state, fell out of favour for some years but is now being considered with renewed interest. Many philosophers are critically re-examining the arguments which were marshalled against it, finding in the type identity theory both resources to strengthen a comprehensive, physicalistic metaphysics and a useful tool in understanding the relationship between developments in psychology and new results in neuroscience. This volume brings together leading philosophers of mind, whose essays challenge in new ways the standard objections to type identity theory, such as the multiple realizability objection and the modal argument. Other essays show how cognitive science and neuroscience are lending new support to type identity theory and still others provide, extend and improve traditional arguments concerning the theory's explanatory power.

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Defends a solution to the mind/body problem of great importance historically, namely that a wide range of mental states are identical with physical states of the brain. Throws light on such topics as mental causation, consciousness and the nature of various specific mental phenomena, including visual experiences and pains.

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